Spicy Baked Eggs with Sweet Potatoes

in a sun dried tomato sauce

Did everyone watch the Oscars last night? I thought it was just fine. I loved all of the dancing and musical numbers at the beginning, but I think that it kind of dragged for the rest of the night. There wasn’t anything too exciting, in my opinion, anyway. Seth MacFarland did alright, better than James Franco and Anne Hathaway last year. The highlight was obviously my girl Jennifer Lawrence winning for best actress, and I didn’t mind seeing Christoph Waltz pick up Oscar Number Two for Django – he is so adorable that I just want to grab his shoulders and give him a squeeze. Honestly, though, can we please get Billy Crystal or Ellen to host again? We need someone with a bit more confidence up there, I think. I know that the Academy probably wants to switch it up to make things more interesting (supposedly), but if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. I really just want more song and dance. Emphasis on the dance. If they just put Joseph Gordon Levitt up there and let him tap dance all night, I’d be a much happier lady. We all would. We went to Morgan’s apartment to watch the Oscars, and we all ate pizza and had a few drinks, but no big party. We had a party one year at our place, but I am getting too old to be doing that kind of thing on a work night. By the time everyone leaves and I clean up (because my mother has instilled in me a strong desire to immediately clean everything up after a party instead of waiting until the next day, or in my case, the next day after work), it’s so late and I am exhausted and the next day is painful. If they would just make the day after the Oscars (and the Superbowl, for that matter) a national holiday, the world would be a much better place. Until then, I’m taking it easy on Oscar night. I learned my lesson three years ago!

Spicy Baked Eggs with Sweet Potatoes

Loitering with Othello Silla last week.
I do think that I had a successful weekend, though. On Friday night, Valerie, Lindsey, and I all went out to The Breslin for dinner. It was incredible. We had all kinds of pate and headcheeses (yum), razor clams, blood sausage with a fried duck egg, thinly sliced roast beef with bone marrow butter on toast, and kale salad with fried chickpeas and lamb bacon. All alongside a few cocktails, of course. After dinner, Valerie and I met up with Kramer and her fiancée Tom for drinks at Old Town Bar, which I loved. It’s hard to find a good, regular bar in New York, especially in Manhattan. E-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g is a cocktail bar now, and sometimes you just want a beer or a gin and tonic without any frills. Having said that, we finished up the night with frilly cocktails at one of the fanciest places in the city, The NoMad. I will say, they were really good! But I’d still be just as happy with a tall, cold beer. Kramer and I slept in on Saturday, like really slept in, then I made polenta for breakfast (or, at this point, let’s be real: it was lunch) and we finally got our new couch delivered that we bought a month ago. We tried really hard to find a good home for our old couch, but with no luck, which I felt bad about because it was still in pretty good condition and it was a fold-out. No thrift stores or donation centers would pick it up, and we couldn’t find any friends that needed it. So, out onto the curb it went. Kramer and I moved it out there ourselves – I was very impressed with us! Believe it or not, though, when we got home later after seeing the Oscar live action shorts at Nitehawk, the couch was gone! Someone wanted it after all. I also watched a guy take our old chair and ottoman away on his back – I was impressed with him, too. Anyway, I’m glad that the garbage men didn’t have to lug it around with them all day during their pickup this afternoon. Everything worked out better than expected.

Spicy Baked Eggs with Sweet Potatoes

This is what I made for breakfast the weekend before last, and the sauce is one of my new favorite things. I accidentally added two jars of sun dried tomatoes to my grocery order a few weeks ago, and as Kramer absolutely hates them on their own, I wasn’t really sure what to do with them. However, I do love baked eggs, so I figured, why not just puree the tomatoes? It’s the texture that he doesn’t like; the flavor is fantastic. And that is exactly what I did (obviously). I’m a problem solver, guys. This sauce was absolutely delicious. It’s rich and hearty, with layer after layer of flavor, which is perfect for waking you up in the morning. I added an entire jalapeno to it, because we like spicy food, but you can omit it, if you like…although I say it’s time to face your fears and go with the jalapeno. The sweet potato made this into a full meal, and we got some bread from Amy’s to toast and dip, sopping up all of the spicy tomato and golden egg yolk goodness. You’d better believe that Kramer went back for seconds and got over his dislike of sun dried tomatoes! That’s important, right? Right. But really, this feels like a fancy, gourmet dish when you serve it, and in reality, it takes minimal effort to put together, just as weekend brunch at home should be.

Spicy Baked Eggs with Sweet PotatoesMorgan and me.
Spicy Baked Eggs with Sweet Potatoes
As you can see, it’s incredibly easy to throw this together – just saute your sweet potatoes, add in your pureed tomato mixture, crack some eggs on top, and bake!

Spicy Baked Eggs with Sweet Potatoes
Be sure to serve with lots of crusty bread to dip in the eggs and sauce.

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Spicy Baked Eggs with Sweet Potatoes
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Serves: 2-3
Baked eggs in a spicy sun dried tomato and curry sauce.
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 10-ounce jar sun dried tomatoes, in oil
  • 1 shallot, roughly chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, sliced
  • 1 handful cherry tomatoes or 1 whole tomato, roughly chopped
  • 3-4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 large pinch cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4-5 eggs (depending on how many you want; you could probably squeeze 6 in if you have a big pan)
  • sliced scallions, for garnishing
  • crusty bread, for serving
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. In a food processor or blender, puree the sun dried tomatoes, shallot, jalapeno, tomatoes, 3 tablespoons olive oil, curry powder, turmeric, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper until smooth. Set aside.
  2. In a heavy-bottomed skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat and add in your diced sweet potatoes. Cook for 10 minutes or so, stirring frequently, until they are slightly browned. Pour in your pureed tomato mixture and stir to combine. Simmer for 10 minutes, until the mixture has thickened a bit, then crack your eggs into your hot pan. Remove from heat, and allow the eggs to sit for 1 minute, then place them in the oven. Cook for 10 minutes or so, until the egg whites have set. Sprinkle with scallions and serve with crusty bread.


37 Responses

  1. Wish I had this for breakfast instead of packaged fiber bar:( Those little baking pots are super cute.

  2. Megan says:

    I’ve always wanted to try baked eggs! These look awesome.

  3. Jane M says:

    Billy Crystal hosted last year – because I had friends over and we Googled just that question. We too thought it was Anne and that dude – James.

    I watched til the bitter end last night too. Nearly dozed off at BEST ACTOR but somehow caught myself – or my husband nudged me.

    Fashion Police tonight -because I never really watched the Red Carpet – too distracted getting dinner on the table and gabbing.

  4. I could eat nothing but runny eggs and toasted bread for the rest of my life and be happy. This looks fabulous!

  5. Deb says:

    Spicy Baked Eggs would be perfect for a weeknight dinner! Quick to prep, jam packed with flavor and sturdy enough for end of day hunger pangs. Great recipe!

  6. This post could also be titled all the enameled cast iron I wish I had :)

    It all looks delish. Love those bright eggs in the dark Staub. Perfect!

  7. I’m heading over to your place right now! Save some for me. I’ll bring the booze. This looks so fantastic!

  8. Elizabeth says:

    Your photos! Oh my word, they are so pretty and perfect!
    Plus, this dish looks delicious.

  9. Andrea says:

    This looks amazing! I will have to make it this week. I thought Seth was awful but still enjoyed the oscars.

  10. I never really cared much for the oscars beside the fashion. This is perfect day after the night before dish. I often add chick peas if I am too hangover to peel a potato with out damaging my fingers!
    Perfect photos

  11. I love Jennifer Lawrence! That girl has such personality. And Christoph Waltz is adorable. I was so glad he won. He was amazing in Django. And I didn’t really think Seth McFarland was that funny. Maybe he was trying too hard. I don’t know.

    Anyway, these spiced eggs are awesome. I especially love your staub pots!

  12. marla says:

    Love this recipe! Will be linking back to this in my upcoming post :)

  13. Purabi Naha says:

    I would love this on my breakfast table! These wouldn’t last 5 minutes in my house…too good!

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  15. I just posted about the Oscars too! My biggest takeaway was my huge crush on Seth MacFarlane. These eggs and sweet potatoes look great. Like such a good, quick dinner. Those mini Staub pans are on my list of things to buy. I am in love with them!

  16. Love love love it. Looks divine and comforting. Good photo as well :0)

  17. Stephanie Daye says:

    I just tried this recipe.. packs a punch!
    A very flavourful way to wake up in the morning. thanks for sharing… delicious…

  18. rita in mi says:

    I made this tonight, with a few tweaks based on what I had lingering in the corners of the frig 😉 Very delicious, thanks for the great recipe.

  19. Gabrielle says:

    I seriously can’t wait to make this awesome recipe! And congrats on Anderson Cooper! So exciting! Make sure you share the link to watch it online afterwards, because I don’t have cable :).

  20. Laura says:

    Yum I made something like this with black beans and Mexican flavors and it was awesome. Now I am totally curious about what the curry flavor would taste like.

  21. Lynna says:

    Delicous!! I love eggs in general and baking them…? win? I`m terrible at eating spicy foods, but I think i`ll do it for this awesome recipe!

  22. This looks like the perfect warm, savory meal for a cold winter day.

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    Where did you find your props?! Gorgeous!! Recipe looks fantastic too!! Pinned!!

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  29. Rosa Jimenez says:

    This sounds like a great brunch dish. Now where can I find those adorable little pots. I may need to make in a lasagna pan to serve 4 – 6.

  30. What is the size of these staub pans? 0.25 Quart?

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